Galicia is an autonomous community in the north west of Spain. It is home to amazing food, which is not only delicious, great for sharing and amazingly simple to prepare, but is also steeped in tradition and history.

In this class you will learn about Galician food and how easy it is to cook octopus without it turning to rubber, plus you’ll learn a little Galician and Spanish language. Discover the answers to questions you never knew you had, such as why you have to ‘scare’ an octopus before you cook it and why it must always be eaten with beer or wine, but never water.

The class will cover creating three Galician dishes:

  • Tostas tomates: Simple and healthy tapas, that make great starters to any meal
  • Pulpo a la Gallega (also known as Festival Octopus): the star of the lesson. It will be made in two ways – island style and market style
  • Grandma cake: Easy comfort food that tastes like a sweet hug from Grandma!

WHEN: 8-9.15 pm Wednesday, 7 December 

WHERE: Finn cafe, St Kilda